April 28, 2008
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jim Dixon
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Panthers make it 10 straight weeks at No. 1
CHAPMAN TOPS NCBWA
D3BASEBALL.COM DIVISION III POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continues its tradition of NCAA polls with the NCBWA/D3baseball.com Division III Poll. Weekly polls continue through June 2, following the NCAA Division III Championship in Grand Chute, Wis.

The poll voters come from 25 college baseball writers, sports information directors and related media persons from throughout the nation.

Rk. School [1st place] Record Pts. Pvs.
1. Chapman [16] 29-3 608 1
2. Cortland State [1] 32-3 573 3
3. Trinity (Conn.) [6] 32-0 572 5
4. Salisbury 37-2 565 4
5. Carthage [1] 29-2 543 2
6. Texas-Tyler [1] 35-7 470 8
7. Johns Hopkins 30-5 457 6
8. Kean 30-9 397 12
9. Wheaton (Mass.) 31-7 366 17
10. UW-Whitewater 28-5 355 16
11. Wooster 31-7 349 7
12. Illinois Wesleyan 26-6 341 19
13. UW-Oshkosh 23-6 332 9
14. Piedmont 33-10 298 18
15. New Jersey 28-8 274 11
16. Keene State 26-7 191 14
17. St. Thomas 21-7 156 13
18. Augustana 25-9 150 20
19. RPI 27-8 146 10
20. Heidelberg 29-7 106 -
21. UW-Stevens Point 21-10 84 24
22. Calvin 23-7 80 -
23. Ripon 23-4 79 25
24. Pomona-Pitzer 27-10 76 15
25. University of the Ozarks 32-10 65 22
Others receiving votes: Trinity (Texas) 59, St. Scholastica 56, DePauw 55, Linfield 46, Rochester 45, Rowan 35, George Fox 25, Ithaca 21, Curry 20, Christopher Newport 19, Emory 18, New Jersey City 15, Wheaton (Ill.) 15, Rhodes 9, Redlands 8, Lynchburg 7, Alvernia 7, Penn State-Behrend 7, Roger Williams 6, Adrian 5, Millsaps 4, St. Olaf 3, St. John Fisher 3, Eastern Connecticut 2, Mary Hardin-Baylor 2.
Dropped out: DePauw, Linfield.

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. Members receive a membership card, directory, newsletter updates and official votes in the Dick Howser Trophy, Regional Players of the Year and NCBWA All-America voting. The NCBWA also sponsors the Pro-Line Cap Division I Players of the Week, the Stopper of the Year, and publication and writing contests.

2008 NCBWA Division III Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (Cortland State)
Feb. 26 (Chapman)
March 3 (Chapman)
March 10 (Chapman)
March 17 (Chapman)
March 24 (Chapman)
March 31 (Chapman)
April 7 (Chapman)
April 14 (Chapman)
April 21 (Chapman)
April 28 (Chapman)
May 5 (Chapman)
May 12 (Chapman)
Final (Trinity)